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John O'Dowd


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Born and raised in the Parish of Tullylish, near Banbridge, John O’Dowd lives in Upper Bann with his wife and three young children.

He has been a member of Sinn Féin for almost 30 years and has been an elected representative for 19 years.

John has been education minister for the last five years and also served as acting deputy First Minister for a time.

Statements (517)

Sinn Féin respond to joint statement from Irish and British governments17 December, 2009

Response to Transfer Proposals16 December, 2009

No Reprieve for 11+ petition submitted at Stormont10 December, 2009

Sinn Féin to raise Portadown loyalist protest concerns with PSNI1 December, 2009

Sinn Féin education spokesperson comments before the first of the Grammar sectors test13 November, 2009

Low rate of free school meal applicants highlights inequality of academic selection9 November, 2009

O’Dowd comments ahead of first Grammar School tests.6 November, 2009

John O’Dowd lodges complaint with Press Complaints Commission following Sunday World photo1 November, 2009

"No amount of motions from unionist politicians will resolve the issue of contentious parades." -O'Dowd27 October, 2009

Academic selection meeting a publicity stunt14 October, 2009

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